Fully grown, these eagles are quite large, their extended wings reaching the length of a fully grown magi. Adult eagle feathers are highly sought after, but rarely given. A magi must earn the trust of an eagle before it will gift a feather. These feathers are often used to make dream catchers that ward off nightmares, but can also be used to make jewelry, which is said to protect the wearer from harm. Guardian eagles are strong enough to lift their magis, though they only do this if their magi is in immediate danger as this is not necessarily comfortable for the magi because of their sharp talons. A guardian eagle's diet consists of mostly fish and rodents and once an eagle has set its sight on prey, it is extremely rare that the eagle will miss.
Guardian eagles are truly majestic creatures, their golden plumage reflecting the sun's light. The natives of the land consider these birds and their feathers sacred and hold them in high regard as they are said to be messengers to the dead, carrying messages from the living to those who have long passed. Guardian eagle eggs are often gifted to a young magi to care for, and once hatched, the eagle and the magi are bonded for life. These eagles are one of the more loyal companions a magi can have, never flying far. They will protect their magi at any cost, willing to give up their life if need be. Guardian eagles are highly suspicious of anyone new around their magi and one must work hard to gain their trust. It is always wise to not make any sudden movements around one of these birds when you first meet as it can provoke it into attacking.
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